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Post-graduate programme

The Division of Particle and Nuclear Physics offers a postgraduate education - a PhD education - equivalent to four years of full-time studies (240 credits or ECTS).

The programme consists of both courses and thesis work. The research thesis can be written in the wide range of subjects, represented in the different research areas represented in the Division. After completion, the student receives the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Lund University.

PhD students work in close collaboration with their supervisors and colleagues, in smaller research groups. These groups often participate in larger international collaborations, both theoretical and experimental. Travel to summer schools, conferences or laboratories around the world, are part of the education.


The Division only accepts PhD students with full financing for the whole four-year period. Positions are usually financed either by the Division, or by an external grant. Once admitted, the PhD student receives a monthly salary within a regular employment in Sweden, including social benefits, sufficient to cover living expenses in Lund.

All openings for PhD studies are advertised on the Lund University page for vacancies, and on various online databases for academic jobs. Applications are only accepted through the the Lund University recruitment systems, and only for advertised positions.

Want to know more?

Contact points for postgraduate education:

Theory: Rikkert Frederix

Experiment: Ruth Pöttgen